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Should I remove Stardock Decor8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,012
United States Rank #9,380
Reach 0.0312%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.35 days
128.36 days >
Average installed length: 67.44 days


1.08 36.26%
1.07 41.46%
1.06 10.41%
1.05.3 4.88%
1.05.2 0.65%
1.05 0.16%
1.02 0.49%
1.01 5.69%

Typically installed together

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Stardock Decor8

What is Stardock Decor8?  (from Stardock)

Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only a few provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes. Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and colors. Decor8 will automatically create a color scheme to match ea...  Read more


Stardock Decor8 is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 1.07, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is decor8config.exe. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 44.53 MB (46,688,456 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Stardock Decor8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/decor8
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 44.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Decor8

Program executable:decor8config.exe
Name:Stardock Decor8
Stardock Decor8 Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\decor8\decor8config.exe
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Decor8.exe - Stardock Decor8 (Decor8)
  • Decor8_32.dll - Start screen background changer for Windows 8
  • Decor8_64.dll
  • Decor8_64.exe
  • Decor8Srv.exe - Stardock Decor8 Service
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • Decor8_2.exe
  • Decor8_2_32.exe
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Decor8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Decor8' (Decor8) "Stardock Decor8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:534.67 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001298041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002562%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,031
8,062,084 average
Memory:458 KB
Total CPU:0.0000451146%
Kernel CPU:0.00003843%
User CPU:0.00000668%
CPU cycles/sec:552

How do I remove Stardock Decor8?

You can uninstall Stardock Decor8 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Stardock Decor8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Stardock Decor8.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 25.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 23.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 13.70%
Windows 8 Pro 9.79%
Windows 8 7.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.68%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Australia 3.14%
  Germany 2.52%
  Canada 2.52%
  France 2.36%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Italy 1.57%
  DZ 1.10%
  Spain 1.10%
  Brazil 0.94%
  DK 0.94%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Mexico 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Dell 18.11%
ASUS 13.09%
Acer 7.80%
Toshiba 7.52%
Lenovo 6.69%
Samsung 5.29%
MSI 3.62%
Intel 2.23%
Sony 1.67%
Alienware 1.11%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.50%
ASUS All Series 4.50%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 2.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.25%
Alienware Aurora 1.80%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad Y58... 1.80%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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